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respectfuladjective

uk   /rɪˈspekt.fəl/  us   /rɪˈspekt.fəl/
  • respectful adjective (HONOUR)

C1 showingpoliteness or ​honour to someone or something: There was a respectful two-minute ​silence as we ​remembered the ​soldiers who had ​died in the ​war.
be respectful of sth
to ​accept that something is ​important and not to ​try to ​change it or ​causeoffence: He ​taught his ​children to be respectful of other ​cultures.
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